Dog Days is the name for the most sultry and sweltering days of the summer. Within the last week alone, many cities in the United States have set new records with their high temperatures. While parts of the U.S. are dealing with a few hot days, the people of the south are setting records of their own with a heat wave that has brought temperatures of 100 degrees or more for over 20 consecutive days. Whether you are experiencing a hot and dry heat or a sticky and humid day, you need to protect yourself from the elements of summer. Remember to use sunscreen when outdoors, drink lots of water, avoid strenuous activity and try to stay in an air conditioned room if possible. Not only do you need to protect yourself, you should also protect your vehicle from the damage that can occur from heat exposure. These few steps will not only keep your vehicle looking like it just left the showroom but it could save you hundreds of dollars in needed repairs from heat damage.
A car cover is a great investment that will protect your car and keep it looking its best by keeping it out of the natural elements. A car cover for your vehicle will keep it cooler in the summer and will protect it from harmful UV rays, that can damage your paint job. Coverking makes a car cover that is breathable yet highly weather resistant.
Window visors offer protection from the elements in a sleek and streamlined profile. You gain not only greater visibility and less wind noise, but these ventvisors are also perfect for keeping rain out and letting fresh air in. They will reduce heat build-up in your parked vehicle by allowing the windows to be partially open without leaving your vehicle vulnerable to thieves. People who don’t leave their windows open even the slightest run the risk of cracked dashboards from the heat and the fading of interior fabrics and plastics due to sun exposure. That should be reason enough to arm you vehicle with window visors, however, should you need further convincing think of the internal temperature of a vehicle sitting in the heat. Dashboard temperatures have been known to reach as high as 198 degrees F which is hot enough to cook a chicken on. That’s just plain fowl!
Not only will a hard tonneau cover reduce your trucks aerodynamics and allow air to flow smoothly over the cover, it will also help protect your truck bed from extreme weather conditions. The sun’s heat can damage your truck bed causing paint to bubble or crack. Having a tonneau cover will preserve your truck’s bed and keep it in pristine condition.
What is your best tip for keeping cool this summer?